Only a professional can diagnose an eating disorder. It is difficult to recognise the symptoms of an eating disorder, as it is a very secret and insidious disease. There may be room for concern if you notice any of the following behaviours in yourself or a loved one:
Treatment of eating disorders addresses underlying low self-esteem and poor body image issues and identifies the need for control and release of anxiety through the over eating or restriction and/or purging of food. A multi-disciplinary team facilitates an individualised programme, which assists the client in abstaining from unhelpful pre-occupation, obsession and ritual around food and eating and their bodies, whilst developing healthy eating patterns and an appropriate exercise program. New coping methods for dealing with uncomfortable feelings, and strategies for improving self-worth are put in place to facilitate on going recovery through our dialectical behaviour therapy and mindful eating programme.
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